Canon Powershot A70 Review
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Canon's proprietary image processor, called DIGIC, was developed specifically for use with its line of digital cameras and combines the jobs of image processing and camera function control into one chip. It handles nearly every digital camera function including JPEG compression/expansion; memory card control; LCD/Video control and processing; gain control (control of CCD signal amplification); Auto Exposure; Auto Focus; Auto White Balance control and most other functions of the camera. The result is a camera that offers faster and more powerful AF, faster image processing, longer battery life, and the ability to record up to 30 seconds of VGA resolution or up to 3 minutes of 320x240 resolution full motion video with sound.
Over the past 68 years, Canon has accumulated a vast amount of photographic data and know-how and used it to create some of the most innovative camera products in the marketplace. Now, using that same data and know-how, Canon has developed an exclusive technology called iSAPS (Intelligent Scene Analysis based on Photographic Space) that can predict certain camera settings such as focusing distance, exposure and optimum white balance based on zoom focal length, overall light level and tonal distribution data. Canon refers to this collective data as "Photographic Space." By incorporating iSAPS technology into its PowerShot line, the cameras can analyze a scene just before the image is made and in doing so, increase the speed and precision of the camera's autofocus, auto exposure and auto white balance.
Powershot A70 Features
The A70 compared to an average CD disc.
The Powershot A70 and the super-compact S400 Digital ELPH
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Powershot A70 Specifications
Package Contents (U.S./N. America)
- Digital Camera
- Wrist Strap
- 4-AA alkaline batteries
- CompactFlash Card FC-16M
- Case for CompactFlash Card
- AV Cable AVC-DC100
- USB Interface Cable IFC-300PCU
- Digital Camera Solution Disk
- ArcSoft Camera Suite Disk
- User Guides
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